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June's Belcycle cycling festival is all geared up to get Belfast in a spin

Lorraine Patterson and her seven-year-old twin daughters Grace and Lily looking forward to Belcycle Festival on June 16

WHATEVER your age or ability – be inspired to get on your bike – at Belfast’s first ever festival dedicated to all things cycling.

Belcycle, taking place on Saturday June 16, under the watchful eye of Aslan the lion at CS Lewis Square in east Belfast, will have something for the whole family to enjoy, from toddlers through to grandparents with a wide variety of free, fun pedal-powered attractions and activities.

There will be bikes of all shapes and sizes to test ride on the day including tandems, cargo bikes, scooters, balance bikes and adapted bikes for those with special needs.

CS Lewis Square is the ideal location for the festival being where the Comber and Connswater Community Greenways intersect. The square is also home to Sustrans Active Travel Hub. which encourages commuters in east Belfast to try alternatives to the car such as public transport, or cycling and walking.

Sustrans will be on hand to offer travel advice, route planning, cycle training and pedal powered activities, as well as hosting 'bling your bike' workshops.

There will also be food, refreshments and family entertainment.

:: Belcycle, 11am-4pm, Saturday June 16, CS Lewis Square, Belfast. More at Sustrans.org.uk

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